Justine Sacco made an offensive comment. But, frankly, the reaction to her comment is far more concerning. The internet hate machine — the explosion of tweets, blogs, articles, and inevitable rape and death threats — it’s too much. How long until the angry mobs result in someone being hurt or killed? Justine Sacco made a […]


I am thrilled to finally announce that Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology is available for purchase! Cracking the PM Interview is my third book, and a follow-up to my earlier book (and Amazon’s #1 best-selling interview book), Cracking the Coding Interview. How many pizzas are delivered in […]


There’s a trend among start-ups (and some larger companies) that worries me: giving candidates “homework” assignments. Homework assignments lead to candidate abuse. Knock it off (or at least be reasonable). I’ve seen many friends and clients go through this. As a pre-screening round before an onsite interview, a company gives them a “homework” assignment. This […]



Not everything about the interview process is predictable, but you can bet that you’ll be asked a few behavioral questions – and probably a few behavioral questions per interview. Behavioral questions can be questions like, “what would you do if _______?”, but more likely they’re of the form, “Tell me about a challenging interaction with […]


Another day, another overly-hyped article on Google’s “crazy” interview questions. This one though gives hope to aspiring Googlers; Google has finally seen the light and realized that brainteasers aren’t useful! Not exactly. Nothing has changed. Contrary to what Business Insider and (sadly) even the Wall Street Journal might have you believe, Google never asked brain teasers. These have always been banned at […]